With only one week to go before New York City’s primary day, candidates for mayor made their annual pilgrimage to one of the city’s oldest traditions, the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn. According to the Associated Press, the major candidates took part in the parade’s festivities, each with his or her own way of celebrating the day.
But the Daily News says it was Anthony Weiner — once a front-runner for office and now, because of scandal, somewhat of an afterthought — who upstaged his rivals.
Weiner boogied atop the confetti-covered float and called out to paradegoers in a fake Caribbean accent.
“Anybody here from Jamaica? Anybody here from Barbados? Anybody here from Guyana?” he called, island-style. Then he gave it up: “Anybody here from Staten Island?”
Weiner was once seen as a favorite to win the election but has dropped down to single-digit polling numbers since a second texting scandal re-emerged in July (the first was when he was a congressman and was the reason he resigned).